Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are you based out of?
A: We have staff members that are located through out the United States, but our headquarters is located in Jacksonville, Florida
Q: Where are your training camps located?
A: A full listing of our open camp locations can be found on our home page. Private camps can be held anywhere worldwide that is suitable for the camp's host.
Q: Has any of your staff ever served in the military?
A: Yes! Many of our staff members are currently serving in on active duty or in the reserves. Many of our staff members are full time college students. Some are pursuing military commissions upon graduation.
Q: What service manuals do you use for drill?
A: Our staff is well versed in all of the United States current drill manuals. They are:
Army Field Manual 3-21.5
Marine Corps Order P5050.20
Air Force Manual 36-2203
On the international side, we are versed in the British Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms). With our vast knowledge of drill as a whole, we can learn and teach from any other manuals that your unit might use.
Q: What are the qualifications of your staff?
A: All of our staff instructors are former National Championship JROTC Cadets, National Champion Coaches, Nationals Judges, nationally renowned coaches, and/or professional drillers. Complete bios can be found here.
Q: Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants required for training?
A: No! There isn't. We have literally had as few as one, and as many as 500 present for our training sessions.
Q: What is the cost of training?
A: Our open training sessions and seminars have their prices listed on the sign up page. Private camps average $50 per participant for a 3 day standard camp and $65 for a custom exhibition camp. For private camps, the travel and accommodations of our training staff is the responsibility of the camp's host.
Q: Do you do camps/training outside the continental United States?
A: Yes we do. We offer special discounts for these camps too. Please contact us for details.
Q: Do you carry any sort of Liability Insurance?
A: Currently Competitive Outcomes does NOT carry any type of liability insurance. Safety is the number one priority at all of our drill training sessions, and we are proud to say that we have never experienced any injuries that a simple band-aid couldn’t fix. All participants (or their parents if under 18 years of age) must sign and complete both a medical release form and a hold harmless form.
Q: Are the exhibition routines you design unique or are they used by other teams too?
A: All routines that we design are totally customized and unique to the team we create them for. We design your custom routine based on both team style and ability level in a piece by piece design. That means that our routines can be easily modified with harder moves and pieces can be easily interchanged to create a different look and feel. Additionally we create the routines in a highly adaptable form that can be used on drill areas of varying sizes.
Q: What is the rope in your company's logo?
A: The Gordian Knot in the background of our logo is a metaphor for an intractable problem, solved by a bold stroke ("cutting the Gordian knot"). The myth it refers to is associated in legend with Alexander the Great.
As the legend goes, the knot had no visible ends exposed. This knot was seemingly impossible to untie and many great warriors and kings alike came from far and wide to try their hand at it. It was said that who ever can untie the knot will rule all of Asia.
In 333 BC, wintering at Gordium, Alexander attempted to untie the knot. When he could find no end to the knot, to unbind it, he sliced it in half with a stroke of his sword, producing the required ends (the so-called "Alexandrian solution"). Ever since then, when a person has settled a difficulty by bold means, the custom has been to say that he has "cut the Gordian knot," in memory of Alexander's feat.
Alexander went on to conquer Asia.